The state of Guanajuato, comprising history, culture, architectural jewels, nature and friendly people, is a state that shines in the heart of Mexico. Its outstanding monuments serve as a valuable testimony of national history and are genuine colonial jewels. Its craftsmen produce beautiful Mexican art in the form of outstanding works and exquisite craftsmanship. Its functional infrastructure, geographical position and forward-looking attitude have provided this beautiful place with excellent communication routes placing it within easy reach of major cities both in Mexico and abroad. Guanajuato's International airport (BJX) offers daily connections to both Mexican and US destinations with Mexican and American airlines.
Some of the most important events in Mexican history took place in stunning architectural setting. Criollo Liberal sentiment originated San Miguel de Allende, culminated in Dolores Hildago with the Cry for Independence in 1810 and fought its first battle in the city of Guanajuato, the state capital, when it opened the gate of Alhondiga de Granaditas to Independent Mexico.